Ed, Edd n Eddy is an animated television series created by Danny Antonucci about the exploits of "the Eds,", a group of three adolescent boys, that aired on Cartoon Network between 1999 and 2008.
The show revolves around three adolescent boys collectively known as "the Eds," who hang around in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of "Peach Creek". Unofficially led by Eddy, the Eds constantly scheme to make money off their peers in order to purchase their favorite confectionery, jawbreakers. However, their plans usually fail, leaving them in various predicaments that go awry.
The original concept from the show comes from a sketch of three characters that pleased Danny Antonucci, inspiring him to work on the concept for a kid series. In 1996, he faxed a concept sheet to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, receiving a quick response from both.
The show officially premiered on Cartoon Network on January 4th, 1999, lasting 6 seasons. The show concluded on November 8, 2009 with the premiere of the TV movie Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, which is recognized as the series finale. To this date, Ed, Edd n Eddy still remains the longest-running original Cartoon Network cartoon series and the longest-running Canadian-made series of all time.
At some point, 4chan, users began captioning screencaps from the show with humorous and absurd internal monologues, similar to 60's Spider-Man macros. The earliest archived use of it, though, comes from a Funnyjunk compilation submitted on May 2nd, 2010.
Around 2009, a theory emerged on 4chan's /x/ paranormal board about how the show's characters came from different time periods and settled within the cul-de-sac, which acts as a type of purgatory. However, the first registered version of the story can be found on a Boxden post from July 26th, 2009.
In late-December 2011, Kevin Lordi released "The Bro Show", a non-canon spinoff of Ed, Edd n Eddy. "The Brow Show" details origins of certain things from Ed, Edd n Eddy, most of which will be Eddy's brother's fault. The characters and story were developed according to details and facts cited in the original show, like for example "Take This Ed and Shove It" (Season 4, Episode 13) and "Mission Ed-Possible" (Season 5, Episode 1).
The show had an audience of more than 31 million households and aired in 120 countries. It won a Reuben Award for "Best Television Animated," and Danny Antonucci won the Leo Award for “Best Director of an Animated Production.” As of August 2017, the show has an 8.4 of 10 user rating on the review aggregate website Metacritic.
The series has followings on websites like Tumblr, Reddit, or 4chan. There’s also an official Wikia about the series. As of June 3rd, the online artist community DeviantART has over 13,600 submissions submitted under the keywords “Ed Edd N Eddy”, and over 31,600 submissions submitted under the keywords “Ed Edd And Eddy”.
Life Has Many Doors, Ed-Boy!
Life Has Many Doors, Ed-Boy! is a photoshop fad based on an exploitable image of the character Rolf. The series typically features Rolf redrawn in the guise of different character or superimposed into other base images of various contexts.
Kevin's TV is a Youtube and Photoshop fad, based on the edition of the images that appear on Kevin's TV which appears in the episode "A Town Called Ed".
Double D's Epic Doorbell
Give Planks a Face
Give Plank a Face is an exploitable similar to Give Pikachu A Face, that replaces Plank's face with another that of another.
A Dickie is a Youtube fad based on a scene from the Christmas special “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Jingle Jingle Jangle”
Eddy Shoop is the name of a reaction image, featuring Eddy raising his hands in displeasure, similar to the “Y U NO” guy.
We're Watching Infomercials.
We're watching infomercials is a series of YouTube videos which involve the Kanker sisters watching TV in which the screen has been changed to view different scenes from different movies, shows, or even the same show. Then towards the end of the video, Lee Kanker blurts out "That junk wrecked my clothes".
Double D's Facts Book
Double D’s Facts Book is an exploitable image in which the character Edd (a.k.a. Double D) from the Cartoon Network series Ed, Edd n Eddy hold open a book of “facts” to reveal the author’s opinion. The image consists of two panels, the first one showing the character Edd holding a red book with the title ‘Facts’ edited into it’s cover, and the second panel, showing the open book, exposing its contents. Some variants also make use of other book titles.
Rolf Sings refers to a series of YouTube remix videos based on a scene from the Cartoon Network series Ed, Edd n Eddy, where the character Rolf gets hit by a boomerang and cannot stop singing opera whenever he opens his mouth. Online, people have replaced the opera song that Rolf sings with different songs for comedic effect. Additionally, some versions of the videos show Rolf’s singing as destroying his neighborhood.